Bernard "Toots" Shor.
Date of birth : May 6, 1903, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Date of death : January 23, 1977, New York City.
Address : 51st Street West.
Practise : Joe DiMaggio's hangout in New York City. His owner was a New York personality, extremely sociable, who drank a lot :
His bar-restaurant was a men private club, and also the rendezvous point of all the stars; great sportsmen, famous reporters, stage people and reknown regulars could been see there.
Among his regulars appeared, over the years, Babe Ruth and Jack Dempsey, Damon Runyon and Ernest Hemingway, reporter Bob Considine and George Solotaire, a chubby and talkative man who ran the entertainment agency Adelphi Theater Ticket Agency. He gave to Joe DiMaggio some tickets and obtained him the dates he wanted with music-hall pretty girls.
At the Toots Shor's reigned a firendly machismo atmosphere. Most conversations turned around sports, girls and newspapers humorous pages.
When Marilyn and DiMaggio were both in New York, they often went to the Toots Shor's.
On February 26, 1955, Jackie Gleason's birthday :
On June 1, 1955, 6 months after their break-up, Joe organized there a party for Marilyn's birthday, after the showing of "The Seven Year Itch", a manner to bring them together after their divorce.But Marilyn went away after a noisy argument with him.